Synopsis by Rebecca Flint Marx
Set in the titular district northwest of London that has long been heavily populated by Irish immigrants, County Kilburn opens as young bartender Mickey (Ciaran McMenamin) is working his last week on the job at the Waggon & Horses. Alone behind the bar thanks to the sudden death of the pub's owner, Mickey spends much of his time mulling over problems with his girlfriend and begins to suspect that there's more to life than hawking booze. During his last week -- the film is split into sections by days -- he is joined at various intervals by a series of regulars that includes Johno (Rick Warden), an old school friend who has a secret concerning his longtime unemployment; Black Jack (John Bowe), whose nasty misogyny may be a cover for something he's hiding; crotchety, laconic Mr. Bollox (Norman Rodway), so named because of his propensity to use the word; and Billy (Simon Sherlock), a slick car salesman. The pub's quiet routine is interrupted by the arrival of Sue (Georgia Mackenzie), an old schoolmate on whom both Mickey and Johno once had a crush.